2. Using Range Names
IN THIS CHAPTER
Defining a Range Name
Working with Range Names
Range Names and the Reference Operators
Although ranges enable you to work efficiently with large groups of cells, there are some disadvantages to using range coordinates:
- You can’t work with more than one set of range coordinates at a time. Each time you want to use a range, you have to redefine its coordinates.
- Range notation is not intuitive. To know what a formula such as
=SUM(E6:E10) is adding, you have to look at the range itself.
- A slight mistake in defining the range coordinates can lead to disastrous results, especially when you’re erasing a range.
You can overcome these problems by using range names, which are labels applied to a single cell or to ...